10 Best Entry-Level DSLRs Of 2017 (#3 Is Insanely Cheap)

Buying a DSLR can be as expensive as buying a new car. But Photography is not like car driving. Your machine never limits your performance.

If you are planning to buy your first DSLR but don’t sure which one to buy, you are in the right place.

Buying your first camera can be absurdly terrible and confusing. When I was in your position, I felt the same.

To make things easier for you, I’m going to share a

In this guide, I am going to share some best DSLRs for beginners. Here’s the list of 10 best entry-level DSLR cameras of 2017.

1. Nikon D3300 – The Cheapest DSLR From Nikon

The D3300 is Nikon family’s entry-level DSLR. This one is smaller than any other DSLRs in Nikon. It is not most expensive, but I think this one is best for a beginner. Here is some specification of it:

  • Sensor: 24 MP DX (23.2 x 15.4 mm) CMOS.
  • Megapixels: 24.2 MP
  • Screen: Exquisite 3″ ,921,000 dots.
  • Lens Mount: Nikon DX
  • Continuous shooting speed: 5 FPS, in manual focus and at 1/250 second or faster.
  • Shutter:1/4,000 – 30 seconds in third-stop steps.
  • ISO:100 -12,800, expandable to  25,600
  • video resolution: 1080p
  • User level: Beginner.
  • Price:$496.99.

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For the beginner, D3300 is very impressive –, especially regarding battery life. It also has to hold its own against the smaller mirrorless cameras that match it for image quality and offer a more compact-camera-like live view shooting experience. Its Clever Guide Mode is a useful learning tool that gives real-time explanations of important features, while the collapsible 18-55 mm kit lens is great when you’re on the go.

2. Canon EOS 750D – Best Choice For High Budget

Canon’s 750D at the upper end of the entry-level DSLR market. This one is reasonably affordable and offers simple operation for the beginner. Here is some specification of this body:

  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  • Megapixels: 24.2MP
  • Screen: 3″. 1040000 dots
  • Lens mount: Canon EF-S 
  • Continuous shooting speed: 5 FPS
  • Shutter: 1/4000 – 30 seconds in third steps.
  • ISO: 100-25600
  • video resolution: 1080p 
  • User level: Beginner
  • Price: $659

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WiFi and touch screen facilities make easy to share your photo from the camera. Fast autofocus mode makes easy to click a photo. By cutting down on the number of controls, Canon has been able to make the few that do feature very easy to access. This camera is easy to use.

3. Canon 1300D – The Most Affordable DSLR

Canon has unveiled a new entry-level DSLR camera that is insanely cheap. The Canon 1300D is an incremental update to the 1200D. The camera weighs nearly the same as the older model too, at around 485g. In the comparison of price, this body is better than any other entry level DSLR. The EOS 1300D starts at just £290 without a lens. There is some specification of Canon 1300D:

  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  • Megapixels: 18MP
  • Screen: 3-inch, 920,000 dots
  •  Lens mount: Canon EF-S
  • Continuous shooting speed: 3fps
  • Shutter: 30-1/4000
  • ISO: 100 – 12800
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  •  User level: Beginner
  • Price: $364.

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Its closest competitor in the category is the Nikon D3300. Canon 1300D is better tuned to a beginner’s needs.

4.Pentax K-500- affordable for beginners

Pentax k-500 is very old model DSLR. But I really like this for learning photography. Very smart gear for beginners. Here is some specification of this gear are given below:

  • Sensor: CMOS.
  • Megapixels: 16 MP
  • Screen: 3” with 921000 dots
  • Lens Mount: Pentax KAF2
  • Continuous shooting speed: 6 FPS
  • Shutter:1/6,000 – 30 seconds in third-stop steps.
  • ISO:100 – 51600
  • video resolution: 1080p
  • WiFi: Eye-Fi Connected
  • User level: Beginner.
  • Price: $360

5.Nikon D3400 – Expensive But Worth It

A great entry level DSLR but comparatively high price than any other entry level DSLR. Nikon’s initially offering two kits of the D3400, one with the 18-55mm VR lens for $650.The new camera will go up against  Canon 1300D which also caters to the beginner segment. Some major specifications are given below:

  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  •  Megapixels: 24.2MP
  •  Screen: 3-inch, 921,000 dots
  • Lens mount: Nikon DX
  • Continuous shooting speed: 5fps
  •  Shutter: 1/4,000 to 30 secs
  •  ISO: 100-25600 
  • video resolution: 1080p 
  • User level: Beginner
  • Price: $650

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Though D3400 has a high price, it’s exceptionally better for the beginner. No Wi-Fi here but  Nikon’s betting on Bluetooth to maintain a persistent low-power connection between the camera and your mobile device. So it’s easy to share your picture with your friends and family.

6. Pentax k-50 – Best Alternative to Nikon/Canon

Canon and Nikon dominate the DLSR marker but Pentax gradually increases its market share. Affordable price and different color make their product uncommon. Pantex K-50 is a great entry level DSLR for beginners. In low light, it takes sharp pictures with its higher ISO up to 51200. Here is some specification of Pantex K-50:

  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS
  •  Megapixels:16.3 MP
  •  Screen: 3-inch, 921,000 dots
  •  Lens mount: Pentax K
  •  Continuous shooting speed: 6fps
  •  Shutter: 1/6000-30 secs
  •  ISO: 100-51200
  • video resolution: 1080p
  •  User level: Beginner
  • Price: $349.50

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81 weather seals your K-50 ensures use in any weather condition so you can go anywhere in any weather with your k-50.

7.Canon 760D – Most updated version

Canon 760D has updated version of Canon 700d. Though it released in  2015, still top position for beginners. Canon 700D,750D, and 760D is more or less same configuration. Here is some major specification of 750D:

  • Sensor: 24 MP DX (23.2 x 14.9 mm) CMOS.
  • Megapixels: 24.2 MP
  • Screen: Exquisite 3″ ,1,04,000 dots.
  • Lens Mount: Canon EF-S
  • Continuous shooting speed: 5 FPS, in manual focus and at 1/250 second or faster.
  • Shutter:1/4,000 – 30 seconds in third-stop steps.
  • ISO:100 -12,800, expandable to  25,600
  • video resolution: 1080p
  • WIFI: YES
  • User level: Beginner.
  • Price: $562.64

8.Nikon D5300 – Best choice  for Nikon lover

Nikon D5300 is very popular DSLR  in Nikon line up. Simple control layout it makes the user-friendly body. Build in WiFi connectivity makes easy to share a photo.Very much easy for beginners to share photos through wifi on any social media.Photographers love this body some special features those are given below:

  • Sensor: APS-C CMOS sensor.
  • Megapixels: 24.2 MP
  • Screen: Exquisite 3.2″ ,1,037,000 dots.
  • Lens Mount: Nikon DX
  • Continuous shooting speed: 5 FPS, in manual focus and at 1/250 second or faster.
  • Shutter:1/4,000 – 30 seconds in third-stop steps.
  • ISO:100 -12,800, expandable to  25,600
  • video resolution: 1080p
  • WiFi: YES
  • User level: Beginner.
  • Price: $696.95

9.Nikon D5500 – Best for amateur photographer

Nikon D55oo is great DSLR of a beginner. This one is smaller and lighter than D5300. The stylish touch screen makes it more popular than any other DSLR. This body is affordable and effective one in the Nikon family. Here is some specification:

  • Sensor: 24 MP DX (23.2 x 15.4 mm) CMOS.
  • Megapixels: 24.2 MP
  • Screen: Exquisite 3.2″ ,1,036,800 dots..
  • Lens Mount: Nikon DX
  • Continuous shooting speed: 5 FPS
  • Shutter:1/4,000 – 30 seconds in third-stop steps.
  • ISO:100 – 25,600
  • video resolution: 1080p
  • WiFi: YES
  • User level: Beginner.
  • Price: $846.95

10.Pentax K-r – Costly but most effective one

Pentax k-r is very awesome gear for entry level photographers. 12 MP resolution will give you an extraordinary output. Here is some specification of this gear.

  • Sensor: CMOS.
  • Megapixels: 12.4 MP
  • Screen: 3”
  • Lens Mount: Pentax K (KA/KAF/KAF2/3)
  • Continuous shooting speed: 5.6 FPS
  • Shutter:1/6,000 – 30 seconds in third-stop steps.
  • ISO:100 – 25,600
  • video resolution: 720p
  • WiFi:NO
  • User level: Beginner.
  • Price: $846.95

Over To You

Though here I represent five entry level DSLRs but I prefer Canon 1300D for a beginner. This one is best for the beginner. This DSLR offer you high configuration at a low price. Anyone can afford it even a student can buy it from saving money of his pocket money.

So if you want to be a photographer, choose to one and start your journey from today. Believe me; photography is one of the best profession in this modern world. Don’t  wait for tomorrow star clicking from today. HAPPY CLICKING.

Sharif Mishu
 

Hi, I am Sharif Mishu from Bangladesh. I am a freelancer photographer. I've been in photography since 2010. I got my first DSLR in 2013. Since then I learned many things about photography from my friends, senior, and junior. But the internet was the place that taught me the basics of photography. Here at PicFact.com, I'll be sharing useful photography tips.

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